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SPLASH
Air Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Episode 101"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

PREMIERE

FIND OUT WHO WILL FLY AND WHO WILL FLOP ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SERIES "SPLASH," TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Five Celebrity Divers Will Compete and One Will be Eliminated in a Final Dive-Off

"Episode 101" - After weeks of training with professional divers and being mentored by the world's most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, five of the ten celebrity contestants will face their fears as they flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. The two with the lowest scores will go head to head in a dive-off to determine who will be the first contestant sent home, on the series premiere of "Splash," TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The following week, the remaining five celebrity contestants will compete and showcase their daring dives.

"Splash" marks the first time ten celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. Each week their dives will be critiqued by two judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.

Five of the following ten celebrities will dive into the season premiere:

· KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

· LOUIE ANDERSON

· DRAKE BELL

· CHUY BRAVO

· RORY BUSHFIELD

· NICOLE EGGERT

· KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM

· NDAMUKONG SUH

· KATHERINE WEBB

· KENDRA WILKINSON

"Splash" is from Eyeworks USA and is based on the breakout hit and Dutch format, "Celebrity Splash." The series is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Josh Greenberg.

About Eyeworks USA

Eyeworks USA (formerly 3 Ball Productions), run by CEOs and executive producers JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson, is one television's most prolific producers of reality and non-fiction programming, both for broadcast and cable, producing shows grounded in the ability of people to make real change and transform their lives. In addition to "Splash," Eyeworks USA produces for ABC the franchise "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," which will air its third season in 2013. Roth and Nelson are also known for the award-winning franchise "The Biggest Loser," now in Season 14 on NBC. Other hit series include" Flying Wild Alaska," in Season 3 for Discovery; "Bar Rescue," in Season 3 for Spike; "My Cat from Hell," in Season 4 for Animal Planet; and "LA Hair," in Season 2 for WE TV, with Eyeworks' new series, "Fat Girl Revenge," launching on Oxygen in 2013. Other long-running, genre-creating Eyeworks USA franchises include the worldwide hit "Beauty and the Geek" (which ran for six seasons in the U.S.); the ground-breaking "For Love or Money" (which ran for four seasons on NBC); as well as "Breaking Bonaduce," "The Pick-Up Artist" and "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (VH1), "Hammer Time" (A&E), "Fourth and Long" (Spike), "Groomer Has It" (Animal Planet) and the series that started the company, "Endurance," which ran for seven seasons on Discovery.

"Splash" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

For more information on "Splash," visit ABC.com/Splash

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SPLASH (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/19/13 - 5/7/13
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2012-2013 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2013) ABC announces Joey Lawrence (ABC Family's "Melissa & Joey") and Charissa Thompson (ESPN's "SportsNation") as hosts of the new diving competition series, "Splash," where ten celebrity contestants will face their fears as they flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below, premiering TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Splash" marks the first time ten celebrities will train and compete in regulation platform and springboard diving at dizzying heights in front of a weekly poolside audience. After training with professional divers and being mentored by the world's most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, their dives will be critiqued by two judges, London Olympic U.S. Gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive Team director Steve Foley.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charissa Thompson as Host
· David Boudia as Judge
· Greg Louganis as Mentor
· Joey Lawrence as Host
· Steve Foley as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brant Pinvidic as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Josh Greenberg as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Ball Productions